I try to build this destroyer NENOHI released by Aoshima. It seems to be equipment of a ship at the time of 1933. A box picture is very good. I bought it without thinking, but I had a memory of destroyer Kagero which I made before was very old and hard kit, it’s same manufacturer…
Even a destroyer of same Aoshima, it is entirely different from Kagero which I built before. A small mold is splendid. I purchased it without checking well, but considerably many parts are renewed.
Main gun of the destroyer is easy to break. I broke some of them while my making. I substitute it in a brass line. I feel slightly big when it is 0.5mm though it is too thin when it is 0.3mm. Unfortunately, because there is not 0.4mm at hand, I used 0.5mm, it is hard that plug into the base. Because I need a variety of size in a surprising timing, it looks better having 0.4mm lines.
Ohhhh! A brass pipe of 0.4mm had been bought before. Though I made the stock list of metal parts, it was slightly late if I noticed. I don’t want to handle this sensitive work any more. I’ll use it at the time of the next vessels modelling.
It’s slightly regrettable, I changed the barrel of 50 caliber 12.7cm, single turret to a brass pipe. To mix with the thickness of the brass stick, it was seen using a 0.5mm pipe this time. To match the thickness of the brass bar, this time I tried to use the 0.5mm pipe. Because they were damaged by chance, after changing it, all gates are good for a quite sharp feeling. I feel like understanding the person who changes it for metal parts.
Build a model of Aoshima after a long time in this kit, I think the plastic parts are a little sticky when filing them. It’s a little different from the other company’s parts.
Almost all assembly has been completed.
I attached a handrail as every time of my ship model building. This is the Ocean Spirits photo etched parts.
It is a strategy to assemble it to the limit, and to paint later.
It’s quite difficult to install the handrail beautifully on the ship’s side.
I was impressed the mold of the watertight doors fine reproduction.
The Destroyer Nenohi is shorter full length than the Yukikaze (the upside one). Yukikaze is Fujimi kit, and I have left it since the last summer because of it’s too detailed and hard photo etched parts for me. It came out when I look for the etched parts of the handrail. It had been completely forgotten. If I’m in the mood, I tried the photo etched parts.
After painting a bottom color…..
It was all painted in warship color.
As with any of Creos and Tamiya acrylic paint, brush touch feeling of these paints has viscosity. It’s difficult to explain with words, I’m accustomed to enamel paint, I like the sense that paint gets on the surface thinly.
A destroyer “Nenohi”. First class destroyer Hatsuharu Type 2nd ship. She was launched on December 22 in 1932, this kit reproduces equipment of a ship just after the completion.
As for the destroyers of the same type, constructed six ships in total; Hatsuharu, Nenohi, Wakaba, Hatsushimo, Ariake, Yugure. There was a problem with recoverability of a ship and the hull strength by weight saving and heavy armament, so only 6 destroyers were completed. I wonder only six ships in the construction of the destroyer is too small?
“Nenohi” is related to the Chinese zodiac, “Ne” is a mouse. The first day of the “Ne (mouse)” from the New Year, people picking leaflet and young pine out in the field, to celebrate the longevity. To be honest, I do not understand the customs of an old calendar ceremonies.
Commissioned: 30 September 1933
Displacement: 1,400 long tons
Standard Length: 109.5m
Beam: 10.0 m
Speed: 36.5 knots
Complement: about 200
• 2 × twin, 1 × single Type 3 127 mm 50 caliber naval guns
• 2 × single 40 mm AA guns
• 3 × triple 610 mm (24 in) torpedo tubes
• 18 × depth charges
Nenohi was attacked and sunk by the torpedo attack by the U.S. submarine during the Aleutian area operation on 5th July 1942. Carried out patrols in various locations, it seems to have sunk one US submarine at least.
This time, I forgot the way of the ship model as been passed the very long time. By changing the order experimentally, almost assembled and painting was next.
The antenna gluing with the mast is thin. Because the state of the antenna delicately changes which part of the mast it sticks to, it is difficult. Sorry to say, I have been twisted them a little.
Ship name is written in Hiragana on a stern.
It’s before the Greater East Asian War, so a ship name is on the side by Katakana.
I cut a white power supply cord pulled an electric wire of the inside which I bought in a home center and round slices for the lifesaving buoy. I wonder it was about 30 yen per 1m. I think I cannot fully use in my lifetime as I got the cord 2m.
Main gun, which I replaced with metal because of the damage, was not indicated the difference of pipe and plane wire stick. But some brass pipes which I used for a single gun turret looks cool.
Speaking of which, it is difficult to take a picture because the ship model is long and narrow. Moreover, the body is gray, so an adjustment of the brightness is delicate.
Anyway, the whole body, the front half and the rear half zoomed up, I took various photos experimentally.
It’s regrettable that some of the handrails had been twisted. But I think a precise sense goes out a little, though it’s a compact body.
When I painted with aqueous acrylic over the lacquer paint, I thought the paint can be easily modified to wipe-off with the thinner, it does not unexpectedly difficult, sticking to the surface the acrylic paint. In case it’s an enamel paint, (Tamiya is easy, Humbrol is difficult once after completely dried) easy to fix.
I think this kit shows the potential energy of AOSHIMA. Maybe next time I’ll try Hasegawa’s warship kit.